Denmark - Plan for EU-wide minimum wage challenged - January 31, 2020

The Nordic countries, including Denmark, are battling plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage. Both politicians and unions fear this will undermine their century-old models of collective bargaining, which set minimum pay rates. Denmark’s employment minister said he supported higher wages for the least well-paid in Europe but that “the means to achieve this goal must respect national traditions and well-functioning models”.

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For more information, please contact Paul de Beer or Oana Ciuca or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) p.t.debeer@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Mehmet Koksal mkoksal@etui.org.
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